Cuba: Castrism without the Castros
Raúl Castro resigned from his post on the first day of the VIII Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC). And although there was speculation about the possibility of a change of course in the island’s policy, it has become clear that Miguel Díaz-Canel, Raúl’s successor, will be in charge of guaranteeing continuity.
The New Expansion of the Private Sector in Cuba
Cuba has launched a series of economic reforms induced by several factors: the continuity of an inefficient central planning model, the cutback of Venezuelan aid, sanctions imposed by former President Trump and the pandemic, all of which led to an 11% drop in GDP in 2020.
Trump burns the last ships in Cuba
Just when it was thought that there would be no more surprises, the still-president of the United States has struck a blow that will compromise Joe Biden’s foreign policy. The outgoing administration has declared Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism.